TTT #293| Books on My Summer 2023 to-Read List Part 1

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is bookish wishes. I’m not really into this one, so I decided once again to do the topic for next week: Books on My Summer 2023 to-Read List. I’ve been mood reading, but here are ten books that have really been standing out to me lately.

Aurora’s End – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Okay, Aurora’s End is a book I know for certain I’m reading this summer. Next week a friend and I finished the Shades of Magic trilogy and plan on picking up this one. The first two books of The Aurora Cycle were intense and I’m kind of afraid to read this one, but I need to know how it all plays out.

Love, Theoretically – Ali Hazelwood

So Ali Hazelwood seems to have a recipe and uses it for every book so far, but it works. Enemies to lovers and in some type of STEM field. I don’t mind romance being predictable and have enjoyed Ali Hazelwood’s other books, so I’m excited to read Love, Theoretically. This one seems to have a fake dating element? At least the female main character offers her fake dating services for extra cash. I’m excited to dive in!

The Night in Question – Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson

After recently reading and loving The Agathas, I want to make sure to read the sequel really soon. I know this is a different case, but I like the feeling of already knowing the world when starting a companion novel.

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone – Benjamin Stevenson

For some reason I’ve been in the mood for mysteries and thrillers latealy and Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone. The synopsis doesn’t give much away, but I’m thinking everyone in the family has killed someone and there is going to be a death during their family reunion. I’m hoping to find out soon.

Authentically, Izzy – Pepper D. Basham

I’m a big fan of books written in letters or that add them here and there. Authentically, Izzy seems to be told only though them, so sign me up! On top of that, Izzy wants to own a bookstore. I have a feeling this will be a fast read.

People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry

So far I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Emily Henry and People We Meet on Vacation is her only book I haven’t read yet. So what’s more of a perfect time to read a book about two friends who go on vacation together every summer than during the summer?

Five Survive – Holly Jackson

Like I said earlier in this post, I’ve been in the mood for thrillers lately and Five Survive sounds like a good one. A group of friends are taking a road trip in an RV and someone seems to be hunting them. I have to say this would probably be the perfect read for a stormy summer day.

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead – Elle Cosimano

The first book in this series was such a fun read even if it was over the top. I enjoyed every moment of this story and I’m not sure why I haven’t continued the series. Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead is the next installment and also seems like a perfect summer read.

Tell Me What Really Happened – Chelsea Sedoti

Besides that Tell Me What Really Happened is a YA mystery that fits in the mood I’m in, I also love that this whole book is told through first person police interviews over a few hours. This is probably really intense and I’m thinking it might make it a lot harder to try and figure everything out.

The Celebrants – Steven Rowley

The Guncle is one of my favorite book and The Celebrants is Steven Rowley’s newest release. A group of college friends they reunite to throw each other “living funerals” to celebrate each other’s lives and that they matter. I have a feeling this is going to be a messy book with a lot of emotions, but I’m ready!


Some Recent TTT Posts:

TTT #288| Books I Recommend to Others the Most
TTT #289| Things Getting in the Way of Reading
TTT #290| Things That Make Me Want to Instantly Read a Book
TTT #291 | Book Covers That Feel Like Summer
TTT #292| Book Covers That Feel Like Summer Part 2

So here are ten books I’m really hoping to read this summer. I don’t know how many I’ll actually read, because I’ve been loving being able to just pick whatever I want when I want. Have you read any of these? Or what are some books you’re hoping to read this summer? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

9 thoughts on “TTT #293| Books on My Summer 2023 to-Read List Part 1

  1. I added Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone to my TBR just for the title, it sounds so fun. I also have Five Survive on my TBR as I really enjoyed A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson, though I’ve yet to complete that series! I’ve not really been in a mood for a particular kind of book this year, where last year was all about the historicals, I’ve been bouncing around quite a bit this year, read some non-fic, some fantasy, some historical, so I guess we’ll see where my mood takes me next!
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